DIMENSIONS 30" x 18" MEDIUM archival pigment print
Limited edition of 50, 2015
Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist
In Palimpsest, Lord explores the global etymology of empire through definition of 'other' utilizing the idiom, "it's Greek to me", made famous by Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Employing the metaphor of an ancient manuscript which has been scraped or washed for reuse, she creates a cycle of babble on top of itself by flattening four languages and their reference for Greek as 'other': Latin, English, Mandarin, and modern Greek. Lord playfully considers the palimpsest as the ultimate document, "like an old form of the internet with everything on top of each other." Layering flat painted text so that it is nearly undecipherable, the artist presents a tapestry of language as a way of talking about language.
Framing option is maple or black painted wood, .75" wide flat face and 1.25" deep, with UV acrylic glass.